Baijiu, a liquor that can be up to 60 percent alcohol (compared to vodka, which is about 40 percent), is ubiquitous on the Chinese table. You'd see it during special occasions and at important business meals. But President Xi Jinping's corruption crackdown is presenting a challenge.
Grinning with pride, a Chinese farmer held out two precious walnuts -- globes so precisely symmetrical that consumers in search of hand massages value them more highly than gold.
In China, millions of young people like Tao must undergo short stints of military training — once in the first year of high school and again as college freshmen.
This week we've seen lots of hysterical headlines claiming that China just overtook the U.S. to become the world's largest economy.
A new study has cast doubt on the current enthusiasm in the west for copying teaching methods in China and South Korea, where children score highly in international tests, suggesting that cultural factors beyond school also play a part in their success.
China has proved an incredibly lucrative market for Yum Brands, the American fast-food titan whose restaurant chains include KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell.
Most Canadian firms doing business in China are profitable and want to expand operations there, but they remain concerned about the country’s slowing growth and having their intellectual property stolen, according to a new survey.
Yes, it is just a simple stuffed toy. But put it into a child's arms and watch as he pretends to feed it, talks to it, even crowns it as a monarch. First, it gives him security; then it allows him to role-play and develop social skills.
Korean cultural exports — especially the manufactured “K-Pop” music and schmaltzy soap operas — have become a phenomenon across Asia. There’s a huge following in China, in particular, and now an increasing number of fans are coming to South Korea not just for shopping and sightseeing, but also for nips and tucks — and more.
The Ice Bucket Challenge has certainly raised awareness. Whether that’s primarily of the disease for which it is raising funds – amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, AKA motor neurone disease – or the speed at which images of swimsuit-clad celebrities will go viral is a long-term question. More pertinent right now is whether or not the craze has reached, er, tipping point.
Their marriages were arranged for cash, but some of the Vietnamese women who have found unlikely Prince Charmings in remote Chinese villages say they are living happily ever after.
Long, black and lucrative: sacks bulging with human hair spill onto the streets of a rural county whose farmers have helped make China the world's biggest exporter of products made from the material.
Fidgeting with his placard, six-year-old Fang Mingxing made an unlikely protester. But he was on the front line of a demonstration in China's capital, shouting: "I want to go to school."
In the 2,300-place boarding school, pupils attend normal academic lessons but get their football - at least an hour a day - from a team of Real Madrid-trained coaches.
In recent months, Weibo has been eclipsed by the Facebook-like WeChat, which allows instant messaging within self-selected circles of followers.
Alibaba passed on holding its initial public offering in Hong Kong. But when it looked for board members, it found one all too familiar to residents of that Chinese city.
John Sudworth looks at some of the ways Chinese entrepreneurs are cashing in on World Cup fever
Is China heading for a financial crisis? Some risk indicators have risen markedly over the past twelve months: Interbank rates are more volatile, with liquidity shortages increasingly common; there have been a few minor bank runs; and the country experienced its first corporate default in recent history earlier this year.
China’s Sichuan province is known for pandas, spicy hot pot and beautiful women. It’s also known for its love of eating rabbits—specifically, rabbit heads.
When will China become the world′s largest economy? It′s a question that′s been asked a lot in the past few years. With annual GDP growth rates of 9-10% for 30 years, China has quickly become the second largest economy in the world, overtaking all but the United States.